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2006 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Public Notice

Sealed bids are invited for hydrocarbon leases on the following tracts of State owned lands:

2006 Hydrocarbon Lease Offering for State Lands
Bid Package State Reforestation Area Acreage
Bid Package #1
Contract #X005997
Chemung County State Reforestation Area #1C,
Catlin SF, Town of Catlin
125.09
Bid Package #2
Contract #X005033
Chemung County State Reforestation Area #2,
Maple Hill SF, Town of Chemung
604.11
Bid Package #3
Contract #X005043
Cortland County State Reforestation Area #1,
Hewitt SF, Town of Scott
937.27
Bid Package #4
Contract #X005037
Cortland County State Reforestation Area #3,
James D. Kennedy SF, Towns of Harford, Lapeer & Virgil
4,416.26
Bid Package #5
Contract #X005040
Cortland County State Reforestation Area #9,
Tuller Hill SF, Town of Virgil
1,481.08
Bid Package #6
Contract #X005041
Cortland County State Reforestation Area #10,
Tuller Hill SF, Town of Virgil
955.90
Bid Package #7
Contract #X005998
Schuyler County State Reforestation Area #4,
Coon Hollow SF, Towns of Orange & Dix
2,416.17
Bid Package #8
Contract #X005999
Steuben County State Reforestation Area #5A,
West Hill SF, Town of Hornby
684.67
Bid Package #9
Contract #X005034
Tioga County State Reforestation Area #1,
Fairfield SF, Town of Candor
811.16
Bid Package #10
Contract #X005038
No Entry Lease
Tioga County State Reforestation Area #2,
Oakley Corners SF, Towns of Newark Valley & Owego
1,027.25
Bid Package #11
Contract #X005035
Tioga County State Reforestation Area #3,
Robinson Hollow SF, Towns of Richford, Caroline & Harford
1,937.35
Bid Package #12
Contract #X006000
Tioga County State Reforestation Area #4,
Anderson Hill SF, Town of Richford
554.36
Bid Package #13
Contract #X005042
Tioga County State Reforestation Area #6,
Ketchumville SF, Town of Newark Valley
500.01
Bid Package #14
Contract #X006001
Tioga County State Reforestation Area #7,
Jenksville SF, Towns of Berkshire & Newark Valley
1,349.04
Bid Package #15
Contract #X006003
Tompkins County State Reforestation Area #4,
Potato Hill SF, Town of Caroline
915.12
Bid Package #16
Contract #X006004
No Entry Lease
Broome/Tioga County Multiple Use Area #1,
Tracy Creek SF, Towns of Owego & Vestal
512.31
TOTAL 19,227.15

These leases will be granted in accordance with the terms of Article 23, Title 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law and by following the procedures for bidding outlined in additional information to be provided to any interested party on request. Each lease will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the highest dollar per acre bonus. The minimum bonus bid is $15 per acre. The leases have a five year primary term; delay rentals during the primary term are $5 per acre per year.

Bid packages for individual tracts, which will include the Invitation for Bid (IFB), bid forms and procedures, maps of the lease area and a sample lease, will be available June 30, 2006 from the Department by download at no cost by accessing the Department's website and clicking on the link for "What's New" found under "Minerals Exploration Routes".

The entire suite of bid packages will also be available June 30, 2006 and may be obtained from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-6500. Phone: (518) 402-8056. There will be a charge of $50 (fifty dollars) for each hard copy bid package ordered. The total charge is $800.00 if all the bid packages are so ordered. A check or money order, payable to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), for the total number of Bid Packages ordered must accompany all requests.

The Department is responsible for providing addenda or responding to questions only from those persons or firms having obtained the Invitation for Bid (IFB) documents from the Department. Persons or firms obtaining the IFB from sources other than the Department bear sole responsibility for obtaining any addenda issued or responses to questions about the project. If it is necessary to revise this IFB before the due date for bids, revisions will be provided only to persons or firms who have requested the IFB documents from the Department.

Bids for each tract must be submitted individually in sealed envelopes, on the forms provided, to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Procurement Services and Expenditures, 625 Broadway, 10th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-5027, Attention: Debra Haswell, prior to 11:00 a.m. local prevailing time, August 23, 2006, at which location and time said bids will be publicly opened and read. Bid envelopes must be endorsed on the outside with the name and address of the Bidder, project name and contract number from the cover of the IFB, Bid Open date and time and be clearly marked as a Sealed Bid.

The Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids if such action best serves the State of New York.